BassPlayer - July - 2012 Hutch Hutchinson
The anchor of Bonnie Raitt's celebrated band, James "Hutch" Hutchinson draws on an amazingly diverse musical background—from Guatemala to Al Green—to power his visceral, loose-grooving lines. In Hutch's first Bass Player cover story, we uncover those roots and stop to savor the fruits of his labor: his greasy grooves on Raitt's latest, Slipstream. We also catch up with Artie Reynolds, the shapeshifting house bassist on TV's No. 1 show, American Idol; afrofunk upstart Wendell Rand; acoustic bass guitarist Hans Glawischnig; Roots groover Mark Kelley; and bass builder Carey Nordstrand. In gear land, we take seven sweet new stompboxes out for a spin and ponder the must-have accessories for any road gig. John Goldsby, Ed Friedland, and Damian Erskine all return to the Woodshed section to offer the freshest lessons in the jazz, latin, and blues idioms. Finally, we sit down with R&B pocket god Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis to analyze his work on the latest hit from Mary J. Blige, "Why."
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